Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms S & Mr K. from Hot Springs USA


Finaliy-Wild Dogs!

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Malawi & Zambia between 19-May-2017 and 4-Jun-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

On this trip I traveled with one other person to Botswana, Livingstone, South Luangwa and Malawi from May 17-June 4,2017.
Everything went smoothly-no delays or cancellations.

Highlights: New sightings that included: meerkats, brown hyena, porcupines, genet cat and wild dogs.

This was our third trip to Africa and first to South Luangwa and Malawi. Loved Malawi. It is a beautiful country with beautiful, happy people altho quite poor. The highlights here were the village walk and beautiful relaxing stay at Pumalani. Also loved the staff and surroundings at Mkulumadzi.

Was somewhat disappointed in the lack of wildlife at South Luangwa since we had read about the abundance of wildlife. Also -didn't realize there were no cheetahs(my favorite). However seeing the pack of wild dogs made up for everything.
Botswana-seems to be getting more and more expensive so will probably be my last trip there.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Jack's Camp, Botswana
19-May-2017 review: Amazing staff at Jack's Camp
GoodGood
Selinda Camp, Botswana
22-May-2017 review: Beautiful setting at Selinda
ExcellentExcellent
Waterberry Zambezi Lodge, Zambia
24-May-2017 review: Great food and staff
ExcellentExcellent
Nsefu, Zambia
25-May-2017 review: Lovely Setting
ExcellentExcellent
Nkwali, Zambia
27-May-2017 review: Finally Wild Dogs at Nkwali
ExcellentExcellent
Mkulumadzi Lodge, Malawi
29-May-2017 review: Great staff and service
ExcellentExcellent
Pumulani, Malawi
1-Jun-2017 review: Fantastic rooms and food
ExcellentExcellent

My May 2015 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & South Africa between 25-May-2015 and 10-Jun-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Trip of a lifetime

Loved all the camps in different ways but preferred the Kawando Group because it is locally owned and the staff seemed more genuine and accommodating. Just a different and more relaxed atmosphere than the corporate owned.

Flying from camp to camp was so relaxing unlike our previous trip to Tanzania where we were on bumpy roads most of the day

Everything went so smoothly with no delays and the camps were even more impressive than we ever imagined

It was simply the best in every way

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not one thing and I will recommend you to all my friends.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
25-May-2015 review: City Lodge OR Tambo review
ExcellentExcellent
Tau Pan Camp, Botswana
26-May-2015 review: Tau Pan Camp review
GoodGood
Baines' Camp, Botswana
28-May-2015 review: Baines' Camp review
GoodGood
Jacana Camp, Botswana
30-May-2015 review: Jacana Camp review
GoodGood
Little Kwara, Botswana
1-Jun-2015 review: Little Kwara review
ExcellentExcellent
Lagoon Camp, Botswana
4-Jun-2015 review: Lagoon Camp review
ExcellentExcellent